Get payroll software with accounting

Pay employees with HMRC-recognised online payroll software. Automate tax, pay and pension calculations.

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HMRC requirements sorted

Simplify compliance and reporting.

Automated online payroll

Xero calculates tax, pension, and leave.

Employee self service

View payslips and request leave online.

HMRC requirements sorted

Xero payroll software is HMRC-recognised. Simplify compliance with HMRC reporting requirements.

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    Keep accurate digital records about pay
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    Submit payment and deduction details to HMRC each payday
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Automated online payroll

Pay employees in just a few clicks using Xero's payroll software. Payroll data updates your accounts automatically.

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    Automatic tax, pensions and leave calculations
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    Flexible pay calendars, tax and pay rates
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    Email payslips and let employees view them online
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Employee self service

Reduce payroll admin and save time by giving your employees limited access via the Xero Me mobile app or the web.

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    Let staff submit leave requests and timesheets for review
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    Allow employees to view leave balances and payslips
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    Use the Xero Me mobile app or My Payroll on the web
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More about payroll

When you enable automatic enrolment in Xero, eligible employees are enrolled in your workplace pension, and contributions are deducted from their pay. Xero sends data directly to Nest or The People’s Pension, or lets you submit a file to another provider.

See how to set up employees for auto enrolment

Employee leave balances are automatically adjusted when a leave request is submitted and approved. Xero payroll software comes with all the standard types of leave set up – plus you can set up rostered days off and time in lieu.

See how to enter leave entitlements

Once employee hours are entered into timesheets, pay is automatically calculated. Time that’s entered on project tasks also flows into payroll timesheets.

See how to add an employee timesheet

View a wide range of payroll reports to get valuable information on payroll activity, transactions, remuneration and pension contributions.

See the full list of Xero's payroll reports

Start using Payroll for free

Access all Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business.

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    Safe and secure
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    Cancel any time
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    24/7 online support

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